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Classic Spaghetti Bolognese

Guest recipe by Top Food Facts.

Zhoro Apostolov Classic Spaghetti Bolognese Recipe Tropical Sun Thyme

Serves: 2-3 | Prep time: 10 minutes | Cooking time: 45 minutes | Difficulty: Medium

As the weather is starting to get cooler we all love (and need) a bit of comfort food at home - whether as a mid-week meal or a dinner party crowd pleaser. No body ever says no to a big bowl of spaghetti bolognese! If it isn't already, this Italian classic is sure to become a family favourite - this recipe is moreish, packed full of flavour and SUPER simple. 


2 tablespoons of Tropical Sun Vegetable Oil

3 cloves of garlic, crushed

1 small head of red onion, chopped

1 medium carrot, peeled and chopped

300 grams of beef mince

1 tsp of salt

1 tsp of black pepper

1 tsp of Tropical Sun Dried Thyme

1 teaspoon of tomato puree

200 grams of roma tomatoes, chopped

200 ml of tomato passata

100 ml of water

1 tbsp of Tropical Sun Natural Honey

1 Tropical Sun Bay Leaf

5 leafs of fresh basil

200 grams of spaghetti

30 grams of parmesan, grated


  1. In a pot, add vegetable oil, and the set the heat on high.
  2. Start by frying the garlic and onions, mixing regularly for about 2 minutes or until the onion is translucent.
  3. Now add in the carrots and beef mince. Season with salt, black pepper and dried thyme. 
  4. Cook for 5 minutes, until the meat has browned and then add in the tomato puree, chopped tomatoes, passata and water. 
  5. Lower the heat to medium and add in honey and bay leaf. 
  6. Leave that simmer for about 30 minutes, mixing regularly. 
  7. When you take it off the heat, add in the fresh basil so it infuses the sauce.
  8. Meanwhile, cook the spaghetti, following the instructions on the package and drain. 
  9. Serve the spaghetti, top with bolognese sauce and finish it off with parmesan. Enojy! 

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